Micropolitics of Noise. A Sound Art Performance

Micropolitics of Noise

A Long Durational Interactive Sound Art Performance. 324 hours / 7 weeks / 8 hours a day

Commissioned and Curated by Neon.gr & The Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI)

The acoustic ecology and the soundscape of modernity meets the human body. A performance-experiment that embodies the micropolitics and social affects of sound. The social, physical and psychological affects of sound as a form of violence remind us that conscious emotion is unnecessary in producing fear responses.

Lambros Pigounis creates a long durational situation in which his body is exposed to subsonic vibrational forces, triggered by the presence of people around him. Left in a state of fragmented threat for seven weeks, the body unconsciously experiences three kinds of fear-induced reactions: fight – flight – freeze. Read more


The performance Micropolitics of Noise is not suitable for people with medical implants (such as retinal implants, pacemakers, defibrillators, and artificial joints), and pregnant women.

Operation Team

Lambros Pigounis      : Concept, design, performance

Sotiris Psaras             : Acoustic design, construction

Vicky Bisbiki              : Motion Tracking Design

Vasilis Gouveros        : Sound Technician

Yannis Zanos             : Software programming consultant

Manolis Anastasakos : Artistic collaborator [photo credit]

Photo Gallery

Press - Reviews

New York Times

Marina Abramovic Institute Hudson New York

Witte de With Research Museum. Centre for Contemporary Art [Rotterdam]

The Art Newspaper


The Exhibition


10/03/2016 - 24/04/2016 

Benaki Museum | Pireos 138


Tue – Thu | 12.00 – 20.00
Fri |12.00 – 22.00
Sat | 12.00 – 20.00
Sun | 10.00 – 18.00
Mon | closed

Free Entrance

Last Entrance | 45 min. before closing